FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC?

Drama queen
She was called,
I thought not fairly…
An early life of
Deprivation & abuse…
Wouldn’t you anticipate
That life would be
Hard to deal with?
Not dismiss her as if
A screw loose?
Empathy isn’t
Something all possess,
So judgement may be harsh…
A little understanding
Goes a long way…
Just isn’t as dramatic

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

DAILY PROMPTS prompt for 7/31/16: DRAMATIC

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/dramatic/

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HEAVY

She served up
A slice of life…
Heavy on
Frustration…
Why did I let it
Become a habit?

Drop a quarter in
The Wayback Machine…
Maybe the answer
Will be revealed…
Or ask Madame Zelda…
Maybe she knows,
Or maybe not…

Why do people
Punish themselves
And all around them,
Trying to live lives
So stereotypical
They fit none?
Life has never been
One size fits all…

I have to be me…
And you are none other
Than you…as we often say,
The same, but different…
Isn’t that the point?
We’re all human,
But look at us…
We are all so different…

Some think that’s a bad thing…
I say, “Vive la différence!”

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 7/31/16: HEAVY

ADMIRE

Who do you admire?
Or maybe these days
I should ask…
Who CAN you admire?

When we are forced
To make heroes of
Actors and sports stars,
Do any real heroes remain?

Of course they do…
But are they the ones
The newspapers proclaim?
Just look around…

The fireman who
Rushed toward danger
To save a child…
The woman who
Summoned the courage
To flee abuse…
Are they the same? No.
But both faced their fears
And in the end prevailed….
I’d admire them both &
Many more like them

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

DAILY PROMPTS prompt for 7/30/16: ADMIRE

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/admire/

 

STRIPED CURTAINS

Striped curtains
Blowing in the breeze,
She stands at the sink…
In a pretty gingham dress,
With an apron
And perfect hair…

The TV mom we never had
But saw every Sunday night…
How many children watched
And felt their reality
Came up short?
Our not-quite-modern world
Created images and
Great expectations,
Impossible dreams…and
Now, some want it back…

An America that never was…
Crazy? Or is it just me?

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

 

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 7/30/16: STRIPED CURTAINS

SEND MORE LOVE

The world needs more love
You may not think of it
But many live, desperately
Thinking it’s love, living with
Something far less…
Love is deep, unstoppable…
Can you feel it?
Or does it leave
You wanting more?
You probably knew
Before I asked
One thing’s sure…
If it doesn’t feel right
It isn’t…maybe never was…
Memo to the world:
SEND MORE LOVE

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

DAILY PROMPTS prompt for 7/28/16: UNSTOPPABLE

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unstoppable/